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A Word About Picture Orders

 Only picture orders that were submitted by the original due date of October 7 were delivered to the school this week. Picture orders placed after that date have now been sent to the lab for processing; you should allow at least two more weeks for delivery. If you have any questions, please email Nancy Williams directly.

 

Silver Graphics Order Deadline Extended

The deadline for ordering products from Silver Graphics has been extended until Monday, November 11. This is the final deadline, so be sure to get your orders in!

This Week’s Events …

  • Wednesday, November 13
    •     Walk Through the Grades – 9:00 a.m.
    •     Book Study Group on Our Twelve Senses – 9:00 a.m. in the School Store
    •     Bookmobile
  • Thursday, November 14
    •     Auction Planning Meeting – 9:00 a.m. in the School Store
    •     Parent Council Meeting – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 15
    •     Hot Lunch Forms Due by 8:30 a.m. for November 19 Hot Lunch
  • Saturday, November 16
    •     Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    •     Work Day (to tear down and clean up after Children’s Festival) 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Mark Your Calendars …

  • November 19
    •     Hot Lunch: Chicken nuggets with creamy mashed potatoes, hot vegetable, salad, and fruit.  A vegetarian salad plate is available as an alternative.
  • November 22
    •     Grades 7 & 8 Dance
  • November 27
    •     Early Dismissal – 2:00 p.m.
  • November 28-29
    •     NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market November 16
  
 Excitement is in the air!  The children are talking about the festival, parents and upper grade students are signing up to volunteer, bakers are baking, chili and soup makers are ready to cook, musicians are practicing, and I can almost taste the quiche!

 Thank you to all who have helped bring the festival this far.  Now it’s down to the last minute.  How you can you be a part of the magic? Invite your friends, family, hairdresser, grocery check out person, soccer friends, work colleagues, and anyone else you can think of!

Fill in the empty volunteer slots on the sign up sheets
Write down your volunteer times so it is easy on the day of the festival to be where you are needed.
The Children’s Festival and Artists’ Market will be Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Children’s Festival Work Day
There will be a Work Day immediately following the Children’s Festival, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Just as it takes many hands to make this magical day a success, so does it take many hands to restore order to the building following our visitors! Invitations to register for this work day were sent earlier today, or you can click here to sign up.

 

November Hot Lunch Dates and Menus
On Tuesday, November 19, we will serve chicken nuggets with creamy mashed potatoes, a hot vegetable, tossed salad, and fruit. A vegetarian salad plate is available as an option. Order forms for theNovember 19 hot lunch are due by 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 15 –click here to get a copy.
We always need volunteers to help with hot lunches — if you have the time and want to spend a busy and fun morning in the kitchen, please sign up on the sheets posted near the parent mailboxes.

 

Advent Spiral December 2 and 3
The Advent Spiral Garden is a reverent, candlelit ceremony which takes place during the school day. Students enter the darkened gym, where a spiral pathway of fresh pine boughs has been laid with a large, lit candle at its center. Each student walks to the center of the spiral with an unlit candle, lights their candle, and places it somewhere along the spiral path as they wend their way back from the center. With each student, the light grows to illuminate the room, reminding us of the eternal light within us and within all mankind.
We will be seeking volunteers to help lay the spiral, carve the apples used for candle holders, and sing during this beautiful, solemn event. Please email Julie Carpenter if you are interested in helping.

 

The Annual Giving Campaign Has Begun!
 Last week families received their pledge packages for this year’s Annual Giving Campaign, and already the pledges and donations are rolling in! We already have 100% participation from our Board of Trustees, bringing us to 16% of our goal of $25,000.
As Board President Karen Hodge noted in her letter, “We need your help to continue offering the Waldorf Difference to our community. Tuition and fundraisers cover the majority of costs of the outstanding classroom experience our children enjoy each day, but not all of it. The annual campaign bridges the gap. Truly, every dollar raised through the campaign benefits our children.”
Take a moment to make your pledge today. You can pay with check or credit card, or charge your donation in monthly payments through your MCA account. Drop your pledge card in the box in the lobby, or click here to make an online pledge today!

 

Seeking Business Connections for Our Auction
Do you have a connection with a local business? Rocky Lewis would like to hear from you! She is reaching out to businesses about our Annual Auction and would love to know who you know. If you or your family, friends, or neighbors own or frequent a business that might donate or advertise, please shoot her an email at rockylewis@gmail.com.

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